#26: Pesto Pizza Recipe 6/4/10

When asked the question, “If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?” My answer has always been a toss up between pesto and pizza. I grew up eating pesto. My parents grew fresh basil in their garden and used it to make pesto all summer long. I have attempted to make pesto one or two times, but it never tasted as good as my parents. Luckily, my mom makes me a stash every summer and I keep it in the freezer until I use it for a dish. We are trying to empty our freezer before we move and there was one batch of pesto left. It was begging to be made into a pizza. I spread the pesto on the pizza dough and topped it with mozzarella cheese. This is one of my most simple pizza recipes, but we both thought it was one of my best. So, now my answer to the question, “If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life” it would be definitely be “Pesto Pizza.”

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6 responses to “#26: Pesto Pizza Recipe 6/4/10

  1. This is one of Griffin’s favorites too. Add some roasted red pepper, make the mozzarella fresh, and add a few spears of fresh asparagus and you have a fave of mine too! (Have you done anything with green olives? Or mushrooms? Portobella or otherwise? I am hankering for mushrooms. Not mixed with green olives though. 🙂

    • We do not enjoy green olives. I wasn’t a fan of olives period until the last year or so, but we only eat the black variety. Pizza #18 was the only pizza that I’ve used mushrooms in so far. Andrew doesn’t like mushrooms, he also doesn’t like when I make pizza without him so I use them very rarely 🙂

  2. Do you take requests? I am just thinking of a great dish I made a couple of summers ago that everyone loved. It required fresh roasted peppers (yellow, orange or red taste better than the green) which are not hard to roast. You peel the blistered black skin off. We filled the peppers with a mixture made up of chevre (goat cheese), fresh garlic and a splash of Worcestershire, and then we sprinkled fresh chopped chives over the top. There may have been other ingredients but those are the biggies. I could picture these ingredients on a pizza… all sliced up and put on with the cheese mixture. To hold it all in place, maybe a complementary very mild cheese like fresh mozz or a mild havarti?

    • I do take requests, in fact I love them! I have roasted peppers and used them on a couple of my pizzas so far, I love them and it is so easy to do. Your cheese, garlic, Worcestershire mixture sounds delicious! I will definitely give that a try sometime, thanks!

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